Numbers 20 is filled with grief. It is a chapter in which Moses experiences the death of two siblings, the discouragement of cruel rejection, and, because of his own sin, the death of a dream. It is a chapter of events he no doubt wished he could erase from his memory. Life is sometimes like that: filled with exceedingly grim and painfully dark troubles that we wish we could delete. But this chapter helps us to see that, amid such dismal and discouraging seasons, God remains graciously faithful. In your darkness, God’s gracious faithfulness provides all you need for a disposition of hopeful expectation.